T-Level in Digital Production, Design and Development

Our T-Level Technical Qualifications in Digital have been developed in collaboration with employers, professional bodies, universities and businesses to ensure you are prepared for the world of work or further study.

If you are not quite ready to enter directly on to a T-Level after GCSEs, or don’t get the grades you were expecting, then don’t worry. A tailored transition year will be available, designed to help you gain the necessary knowledge, skills and qualifications to progress on to your chosen T-Level.

This option will be discussed with you when you meet your tutor.

+Entry requirements

You will hold five GCSEs at grade 5, including maths, English and science, or a digital subject. You will need to be able to commit to an industry placement of at least 45 days.


+Teaching and assessment

Teaching will be a variety of classroom based, self-study and workplace learning activities. Assessment is both formative and summative.

Formative assessment of learning will be through a range of methods including peer assessment, self-assessment and tutor assessment and aims to support your learning in preparation for summative assessment.

Summative assessment is undertaken through synoptic projects, an employer-based project and exams and is conducted by the awarding body.

Your Industry placement is assessed through your performance in the workplace by your work-based supervisor and your tutor.


+Work placement

You will undertake a minimum of 315 hours of work placement in industry. You will always perform to the best of your ability and conduct yourself in a professional manner as if an employee of your placement organisation.


+Industry links

The computing and IT curriculum area enjoys extensive links to industry, including:

  • Durham County Council
  • Leighton
  • Waterstones
  • CA Group
  • Nissan
  • And many more.

Our employers work with us to support curriculum design, live projects, work placements, guest speaking, educational trips and visits and competitions.

All of these activities help to enhance the teaching and learning experience and ensure relevance to curriculum content helping ensure our students gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected in the digital sector.


*All information is accurate as time of publication.

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T-Level in Digital Production, Design and Development course

Discover our T-Level in Digital Production, Design and Development course.